Hannibal Dental Group

Joshua J. Ricker, DDS

Joshua J. Ricker, DDS

"Daily contact with people is what I like most about being a dentist. I enjoy using my abilities to enhance their smiles, strengthen their self-confidence, and improve upon their overall health. I treat each patient as I would treat an old friend and I’m able to develop strong, long-lasting relationships with my patients."

Trained to transform smiles

"In dentistry, every day is a challenge. Each patient is a unique individual and requires individualized treatment. I’m very thankful for the solid foundation I received in dental school. My extensive training has given me the capability and self-confidence to meet my everyday challenges head-on, with the knowledge that at the end of the day I’ll have made a positive impact on my patients’ lives."

DDS: University of Missouri School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO
BS: Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Advancing his education

"My state-of-the-art dental school education has given me the tools required to satisfy the needs of each person I see. In order to maintain the highest quality of care for my patients, one of my priorities is to keep expanding upon my current dental knowledge by participating in continuing education courses."

Learning from his colleagues

"Another way I increase my dental knowledge is by staying active in professional associations. By meeting with other dentists, I can learn about the advantages of the latest techniques and equipment. Besides providing new information about dentistry, professional organizations enhance my professional development. They give me the opportunity to learn about dental challenges other dentists have faced, how they overcame them, and what they learned from their experiences."

Member: Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association


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